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St. James’ Sunday Bible Study Lectures
January 26 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Theological Crisis and Council—The Trinity
Lecture # 18
Jan. 26, 2020 11:45 am. To 1:00 pm.
The territorial rivalries we discussed in the last lecture provide the backdrop to the tumultuous theological controversies concerning God and Christ that threatened to fragment the newly “triumphant” Christianity in the 4th and 5th centuries. In this lecture and the next, we will try to explain these controversies as they developed over time. We will consider first the question of the Trinity: Who or what is the Christian God, after all? Then we will turn, as the disputes themselves did, to the question of Christ: Who or what was the Messiah who stands at the centre of Christian belief and piety?